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Get an Earth Pro license

Google Earth Pro is sold as an annual subscription and requires a valid license key. You can get a 7-day free trial license, buy or renew a license, or apply for a new or renewal educational or non-profit grant license. After getting your Earth Pro license, you can register, download, install, and sign in to start using Earth Pro's advanced features.

Earth Pro system requirements

  • PC: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

A Google Earth Pro license for a 1-year subscription is priced per user, with volume discounts available. You can buy licenses for either personal or business use.

The same prices apply to new licenses, renewals, and upgrades from free 7-day trials. Your paid subscription period starts the day of purchase and expires at midnight a year later. You can cancel your subscription for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. To cancel, contact Earth Pro Support.

Earth Pro sales receipts

Google Earth Pro sales receipts include only general purchase information. If you require a detailed receipt, contact Google Earth Sales before you buy Earth Pro to make sure Google can provide what you need.

Earth Pro purchase confirmation emails

When you buy Earth Pro, Google sends a purchase confirmation email to the billing email address you provide. Keep this confirmation email for your records. It contains important information about your purchase. If you lose this email, Google might not be able to re-send it.

Information for sales tax-exempt customers

Resellers or sales tax-exempt organizations who buy Earth Pro through Google Wallet should select the "I am tax exempt or purchasing for resale" checkbox at time of purchase. If your number comes up as invalid, send your sales tax number to Earth Pro Support for a refund. Sales tax refunds are made to the original form of payment, and typically take 2-5 business days to process. If you're a non-profit agency, please check out our grant program.

About grant licenses

Educators and non-profit organizations can apply for free grant licenses. New grant applications require a free trial period first, and both new and renewal grant license applications might take up to 2 months to process.

About upgrades and renewals

If you renew your license or upgrade from a free trial to a paid or grant license, your license key doesn't change. If you accidentally bought or applied for a new license instead of upgrading or renewing, you must deactivate your former license key before you can use your new key. See Deactivate your license key.

Earth Pro Sales

Contact Google Earth Sales for information (in English only) about how to:

  • Request discounts for very large volume orders.
  • Use a purchase order or wire transfer to buy Earth Pro.
  • Consolidate multiple Earth Pro accounts to a single account (minimum of 100 users for consolidation).
  • Make sure Google can provide a detailed sales receipt if you have specific requirements.

Earth Pro store

To buy Earth Pro at the secure online Google Earth Pro store, you need to use a credit card and Google Wallet. Signing up is free and easy. (If you've previously used Google Checkout, you already have Google Wallet.) For paid orders, allow up to 48 hours to receive your license key.

Need help with the Google Earth Pro store? See Earth Pro online store issues.

Get Earth Pro licenses

  • Try Google Earth Pro for free.

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    • You can order only one free trial license.
    • The first time you log in to Earth Pro, your license key activates and your trial period begins. Your trial period expires 7 days later at midnight.
    • Your trial license limits the number of vector data and addresses you can import to 100 points. Paid subscriptions and grant licenses don't have any import limitations.
    • During your trial period, any images you save, print, or use in Movie Maker are stamped with a free trial version watermark.
    • If you don't want to buy Google Earth Pro after your trial period ends, just uninstall it. There's no need to cancel. You won't be automatically registered or billed for an annual subscription.
  • Upgrade your trial license. If you already have a license key for a free 7-day trial, you can upgrade to a paid 1-year subscription.
  • Buy a new license. You can view pricing or buy new annual licenses for Earth Pro.
  • Renew your paid license. You can renew your paid subscription for another year.
  • Apply for or renew an educational grant license.

    Google Earth for Educators offers free Google Earth Pro licenses to teachers, professors, school administrators, and other educators who need the advanced features of Earth Pro for education purposes. If you don't need Earth Pro's advanced features, you can use the free edition of Google Earth for any teaching or research purposes—no license required.

    To apply for a new or renewal educational license for Google Earth Pro, visit the Google Earth Pro grants wizard.

    Note: A free trial period is required for new grant license applicants. Both new and renewal applications can take up to 2 months to process.

  • Apply for or renew a non-profit grant license.

    Google Earth Outreach provides free Earth Pro licenses to non-profit organizations through the Google for Non-Profits program. Your organization must be able to provide proof of charitable tax-exempt status and meet the Google for Nonprofits policy guidelines.

    Note: A free trial period is required for new grant license applicants. Both new and renewal applications can take up to 2 months to process.

    To apply for a new non-profit grant license:

    To apply for a new Google Earth Outreach grant for Earth Pro, you must first apply to join the Google for Nonprofits program.

    1. Visit the Google Earth Pro for Nonprofits page on the Google Earth Outreach site.
    2. Click the Apply for a Grant button.
    3. Specify where your non-profit is located.
    4. Select new grant.
    5. Click Apply here.
      The Google for Nonprofits site appears.
    6. Click Join the Program.
    7. Click Apply to Google for Nonprofits.
    8. Follow the prompts to apply.

    To renew an existing non-profit grant license:

    1. Visit the Google Earth Pro for Nonprofits page on the Google Earth Outreach site.
    2. Click the Apply for a Grant button.
    3. Specify where your non-profit is located.
    4. Select renew existing grant.
    5. Click Apply here.
    6. Follow the prompts to apply for a renewal.

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